To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »
During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »
Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »
Three sailors on leave (Joe, Al and Davy) head for Paris with one thing on their minds. Joe pursues chanteuse Colette D'Avril who proves to be more than she appears; Davy is pursued by sexy... See full summary »
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »
The actor who plays the mob boss Bernie had a real life gambling addiction, and lost at least $50,000 while filming. See more »
When Steve makes the phone call from the booth near Tomorrowland, the whistle from the steamboat can be heard loudly. However, the steamboat is in Frontierland and cannot normally be heard from this location. See more »
[after he's denied custody of Penny]
Is this because I'm a gambler?
No, I don't have anything against you personally, legally, *or* morally.
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40 Pounds Of Trouble casts Tony Curtis as a somewhat jaded manager of one of
Las Vegas's gambling palaces owned by Phil Silvers who has told him to find a
singing spot for his niece Suzanne Pleshette. But he's got another crisis on his
hands. One of his regular players has left a marker in the form of his daughter
while he's out raising a bankroll. The daughter is little Claire Wilcox the 40 Pounds Of Trouble in the title.
It doesn't look like he's coming back this time and the little girl does work on
melting the heart of this gambler. Suzanne Pleshette's working on her end as
well. It might be working out if it weren't for the fact Curtis has an ex-wife in
Mary Murphy whom he's into for a lot of back alimony and she's got a good
attorney in Kevin McCarthy who is a one man collection agency.
This is a pleasant almost G-rated comedy with a climax in that most G-rated of
places, Disneyland. It's where Wilcox has always wanted to go and Curtis and
Pleshette plan on a day there. Only Murphy's bloodhound McCarthy sniffs them out and then it's a mad Keystone Kops like chase through Walt's Magic
Kingdom to get the papers served.
Besides those mentioned there are a lot of familiar faces that line the cast of
40 Pounds Of Trouble which always makes for great viewing. In many ways
Curtis is playing a comic version of the role Robert DeNiro did as the manager
in Martin Scorsese's Casino.
I wonder how Ace Rothstein would have handled all this?
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